Change Agents UK

Environmental Standards Strategy Officer

Project Environmental Standards Strategy Officer
Employer Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Job Description

Environmental Standards Strategy Officer

Location: Peterborough

Duration: 3 months 3 weeks

This placement is for an initial 3 week period in March followed by a 3 month extension subject to performance. Candidate must be available to start w/c 9th March.

Salary: £25,000 pa pro rata

Working hours: 36 hours per week

Are you:

  • A graduate with a strong academic background in an environmental discipline?

  • Knowledgeable/experienced in ISO14001 standards?

  • Passionate about sustainability and an enthusiastic self-starter?

  • Articulate, engaging and pragmatic in your approach?

  • Highly numerate and able to analyse and interpret data?

  • Focused on identifying and delivering practical change?

Opportunity background:

This short-term (3-month, 3-week) Change Agents UK placement will be based with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC). A basic review of BS8555 processes against ISO14001 has been conducted. You will build upon this work to establish an understanding of JNCC’s current position in relation to ISO14001 and develop an action plan to reach ISO14001 accreditation. Upon delivery of the Action plan the second phase of work, commencing in early April, will start to implement the action plan, develop the processes and procedures to fulfil ISO14001 requirements. The post will require you to work closely with JNCC’s Environmental Management team but also work independently.

This organisation has a solid foundation of existing compliance with Environmental Regulations as well as processes and procedures in place having achieved Phase 3 BS8555 in the recent past and reporting, via Defra, on Sustainable Operations in Government Estates. The JNCC is a public body that advises the UK Government on conservation policy, and co-ordinates nature conservation at a UK level. This is a superb opportunity for an aspiring candidate with a strong understanding and working knowledge of environmental standards to work with an influential organisation to deliver positive change. A longer-term opportunity may be available for the right candidate and full support from the team at Change Agents UK will be available throughout this placement.

How to Apply:

Please submit your CV and Covering Letter (maximum 400 words) to or via our jobs board.

You must be available to start w/c 9th March 2020. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so early applications are encouraged.

Project County Cambridgeshire
Location Peterborough
Salary £25,000 pa pro rata
Application Deadline 2020-03-06
Start Date 2020-03-09
Hours Per Week 36.00
Places Available 1

Closed - no further applications permitted